Thursday, January 14, 2010

Everywhere I look...ADOPTION!

You know how anytime you get a new car/purse/pair of shoes you begin to see them EVERYWHERE you see after you get them? Well, recently I have been noticing adoption everywhere I turn!

For example, on New Years Day we went to see, "Did You Hear About The Morgans?".Without giving anything away, someone at the end of the movie adopts internationally! (It is a really cute movie BTW)

And last weekend, we watched "Baby Mama" with our friends the Hodges (who recently found out they were pregnant!:)) I have seen this movie 3 times and never noticed it has an alternate ending. In the alternate ending, Tina Fay's character adopts! (In my opinion, the alternate ending is much better.)

And this issue of "Babytalk" magazine has been all over my office. We give one to each pregnant women at her first appointment. I found our this week that the 2009 cover winner was a little boy adopted from Ethiopia!

I am loving all this attention about adoption!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Time to say goodbye....

Brian and I have made a commitment that we are going to try and be healthier this year, spiritually, physically, mentally and financially. I am a diet soft drink drinker. Diet Coke, Diet Dr Pepper, Diet Pepsi, Coke doesn't matter.
Recently it has gotten a little out of control. Over the last couple of weeks there have been days when I realized that I have only had 1-2 glasses of water! That is crazy! So I figure I tell my pregnant patients everyday that they need to limit their caffeine intake. I mean, I am "paper pregnant" and I think it is a good idea to just give it up!
So here I am, on my second day free from diet drinks! We'll see how this goes the first time I eat pizza.....or hamburgers....or Mexican. (Is it even legal to eat those foods without pop!:))

Oh wait! Does this mean no more Sonic! AHHHHHH!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Catching up on a little reading...

One of my goals for this new year is to read at least 3 books a month. I LOVE to read but usually do not make it a priority. This year I am planning the three books being from 3 categories.
The first category is spiritual. Brian is constantly reading books in this category and talking about them and it is about time I catch up. My first pick is "Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a relentless God", by Frances Chan. In the book, Chan describes at length the sorry state of "lukewarm" Christians who strive for a life characterized by control, safety and an absence of suffering. In stark contrast, the book offers real-life accounts of believers who have given all-time, money, health, even their lives-in obedience to Christ's call.

The 2nd category is parenting. I have never been a parent before, so I need all the advice I can get! :)My first pick is "I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla", by Marquerite A. Wright. It is a book that teaches parents of black and biracial children to reduce racism's impact on their development.

The 3rd category is fiction. I figure I had better read for enjoyment now because in a few months, Dr. Suess and The Little Critter will be the books I'll be reading! The first book is "Plain Truth", by Jodi Picoult.
It is about an Amish girl accused of murder and her lawyer who volunteers to be her guardian and spends time getting to know her in her world. I picked this one because it was on my mom's self at her house during the blizzard and I didn't have anything else to read!

I'll let you guys know how the books are. If you have any suggestions for my next picks, let me know!

Friday, January 8, 2010

HaPpY BiRtHdAy BrIaN!

Happy 29th Birthday Brian! To the best husband, son, uncle, youth minister, father-to-be, and friend. Hope your day was fabulous!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

3 months

3 months on the waiting list! (Well, 3 months and one day to be exact.) The beginning of the month flew by and I thought that maybe I was getting the hang of this waiting thing! But the last couple of weeks I find myself thinking how different and wonderful things will be when he is here. I have been thinking about next Christmas full of toys. I have been thinking that next year on Jan. 7th we will be celebrating an Ethiopian Christmas with him! I have been thinking about him playing the in the snow. I have been thinking about a finished nursery with a little boy in it.
We are unofficially 9th on the waiting list for a boy according to the F.B.I. list. I received an email from our caseworker Mary this week letting us know that the average wait time is about 7.2 months. I find myself already stalking the F.B.I list and hoping that by some wonderful miracle, our referral will defy the odds and happen in 3 months and 1 day (or whatever day it is)!:)
But 3 months is 3 months closer than we were 3 months ago!